MOUNT PLEASANT - Junior Reid Rooney hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday, giving the Maroon a 5-4 win in the final game of Central Michigan's annual Fall World Series.
With the bases loaded and two outs, Rooney came to the plate and drove a pitch to center field to score Nick Regnier and Nate Theunissen for the game-winning runs. The hit capped a 1-for-3 day in which Rooney drew a walk and also scored a run.
After Neal Jacobs scored an unearned run in the bottom of the third to cut the Maroon deficit to one, the Gold scored single runs in the top of the fourth and fifth on a RBI by Pat MacKenzie and a wild pitch by the Maroon's Blake Louscher.
Randon Henika started the comeback in the bottom of the sixth, doubling to left field to drive in Rooney and Jordan Adams, putting the Gold behind just one, 4-3, and setting up Rooney's walk off in the bottom of the seventh.
Dylan Rheault picked up the win for the Maroon, tossing four innings of relief for starter Jordan Foley. Rehault gave up two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four. Louscher suffered the loss in relief of Dietrich Enns, giving up four earned runs on four hits over 2.2 innings.
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